Survivorship Bias in the Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Forest Tent Caterpillar Outbreaks Using Trembling Aspen

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Title:
Survivorship Bias in the Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Forest Tent Caterpillar Outbreaks Using Trembling Aspen
Author:
Cooke, Barry J.; Miller, William E.; Roland, Jens
Affiliation:
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Center; University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, St. Paul, MN; University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences, Edmonton, AB
Issue Date:
2003
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Citation:
Cooke, B.J., Miller, W.E., Roland, J. 2003. Survivorship bias in tree-ring reconstructions of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks using trembling aspen. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):29-36.
Abstract:
When trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) from northern Minnesota, USA, were sampled in 2000, the impact on annual radial growth of a 1951-1954 outbreak of forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria [Hbn.]) was found to be just as strong and clear as it was when estimated from samples taken in 1955. During those 45 intervening years, at least three tent caterpillar outbreaks occurred, yet the statistical distribution of ring-width profiles did not change. This suggests that survivorship bias is not a major impediment to the use of aspen ring widths for inferring the magnitude of past tent caterpillar outbreaks.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSurvivorship Bias in the Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Forest Tent Caterpillar Outbreaks Using Trembling Aspenen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Barry J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, William E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoland, Jensen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNatural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centeren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, St. Paul, MNen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences, Edmonton, ABen_US
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationCooke, B.J., Miller, W.E., Roland, J. 2003. Survivorship bias in tree-ring reconstructions of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks using trembling aspen. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):29-36.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhen trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) from northern Minnesota, USA, were sampled in 2000, the impact on annual radial growth of a 1951-1954 outbreak of forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria [Hbn.]) was found to be just as strong and clear as it was when estimated from samples taken in 1955. During those 45 intervening years, at least three tent caterpillar outbreaks occurred, yet the statistical distribution of ring-width profiles did not change. This suggests that survivorship bias is not a major impediment to the use of aspen ring widths for inferring the magnitude of past tent caterpillar outbreaks.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationCooke, B.J., Miller, W.E., Roland, J. 2003. Survivorship bias in tree-ring reconstructions of forest tent caterpillar outbreaks using trembling aspen. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):29-36.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262567-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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